If you’re worried about exposing your family to coronavirus, here’s what you need to know before heading out. Be sure to call ahead to double check that these venues are still open for take-out and delivery.
You can’t go wrong with this cafeteria classic. These NJ restos are putting a serious twist on your everyone’s favorite sandwich with creative bites and drinks.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar
1031 Rte. 18, East Brunswick
1250 Rte. 22 E., North Plainfield
This casual chain boasts unconventional burgers, and the Peanut Butter & Jealousy is no exception. Think your classic burger plus creamy PB, strawberry jam and bacon on brioche.
28 Morris St., Morristown
The only thing better than a standard PB&J? A grilled PB&J! This place is known for its epic lineup of grilled cheeses, but that’s not all they grill up here. Choose your bread and get this schoolyard fave warm and toasty.
Brownstone Pancake Factory
860 River Rd., Edgewater
Trust us: There’s no beating the over-the-top breakfast specialties at this kid-friendly gem. The PB&J Pancakes are baked with peanut butter chips, then drizzled with house peanut butter sauce and grape jelly.
146 Second St., Bordentown
Standing for Heart of Bordentown, this town hub has a slew of bar bites. Drench wings, chicken tenders or lightly fried tofu bites in the house’s signature PB&J sauce.
The Office Tavern Grill
Locations in Morristown and Summit (East Hanover and Ridgewood closed temporarily)
Last year, this local favorite launched PB&J wings on April 2 only. These were crispy chicken wings in spicy Thai peanut sauce topped with a red grape and mustard seed relish. Let’s hope these make a return for 2020!
Missy’s Main Street Cafe
181 E. Main St., Rockaway
Mix up your brunch go-to with Doc’s PB&J French Toast. Two battered pieces of thick Texas toast get stuffed with peanut butter and your choice of strawberry, grape or raspberry jelly. Ask to sit at the retro, five-stool breakfast bar.
521 Raritan St., Sayreville
Wrap up your classic Italian dinner with the fam with a PB&J dessert pizza. Let the kids tear up a six-inch pie themselves, or splurge on the 12- or 16-inch.
Callahan’s Norwood (REOPENS IN THE SPRING)
10 Broad St., Norwood
This spot does flavor mashups and over-the-top dishes like no other. While you may not be able to eat here come National PB&J Day, it’s well worth the wait. Your sweet tooth will thank you for ordering the PB and Be Jelly Bites. It all starts with deep fried Reese’s cups, which get topped with PB&J drizzle. Wash it all down with some ice cold milk.
Locations in Fort Lee, New Milford and West Caldwell
Donuts here are always fresh and in rotating flavors. But the PB&J donut, topped with peanut butter and a dollop of jelly, is a pretty standard mainstay.
Locations in Clifton, Hawthorne and Paramus
The Peanut Butter & Jelly cupcake is on the list of executive flavors at this confection cornerstone, meaning it’ll be on the menu for good. Sink your teeth into yellow cake with PB&J baked inside, plus a hefty dose of PB buttercream icing and jelly drizzle.
The Pop Shop (CLOSED TEMPORARILY)
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
1 S. Main St., Medford
This cafe whips up 35 different specialty shakes. But the Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake at the Collingswood location, made with creamy vanilla ice cream, PB and strawberry jelly, is a trusty standout. Want to sip one of these closer to home? Try Nifty Fifty’s in Turnersville or Urban Burger in Cranford.
Where are you ordering from on National PB&J Day? Let us know in the comments.